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Pay Raise Prep School for Women

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Do the self-assessment: Are You Passive About Pay?

Do the worksheet: 3 Ways to Confirm You're Underpaid

Choose three articles below (left) to read first and right now.


​Underpaid and Afraid to Ask? Here's the Cure ​| VIEW

How Much Money Should You Request? ​​| ​VIEW​

ARTICLES by Pat Katepoo

Know Your Market Value: Step #1 in the Process | READ

Still Waiting for Your Pay Raise? Here's Why | READ

Go from Nervous to Natural at Your Next Negotiation | READ

7 Essential Negotiation Terms You Need to Know Now | READ

How to Foil Your Pay Raise Fears | READ

Do You Deserve a Raise? | READ

How to Escape the COLA-Only Trap | READ

​My Pay Raise Package Misstep {Case Study} | READ

The Many Ways You Say "No" to a Raise | READ

Why Being Assertive Backfires (and What to Do Instead) | READ

Your Boss Says No. Now What? | READ

Cut Your Hours, Keep Your Pay | READ

How to Promote Yourself at Work (Without Feeling Icky) | READ

This One Simple Habit Could Soar Your Salary | READ

How to Time Your Pay Raise Request for Best Results | READ


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Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In — If Pay Raise Prep School had a required textbook, this would be it. Learn the proven, time-tested method to reach agreement.

Women Don't Ask is a fascinating look at the why behind women’s reluctant “asking behaviors,” as the authors label it.

Ask For It — After Women Don’t Ask was released, readers clamored for more practical how-to tactics from the authors. This follow-up book delivers the goods. Highly recommended.

A Woman's Guide to Successful Negotiating — The “convince, collaborate and create” is a user-friendly framework for building your negotiating skills. Lots of practical examples.

Negotiation Genius — The intermediate-level book prepares you “…to execute complex negotiations that entail multiple issues, complex analysis and considerable uncertainty.”